David Hasselhoff Calls Welsh People 'Hobbits'
Former Baywatch star describes wife's home country as 'land of Hobbits'...
David Hasselhoff has risked the ire of the Welsh after making jokey comments about the country on a TV show.
The former Knight Rider and Baywatch star is appearing with wife Hayley on ITV's All Star Mr & Mrs - and showed a startling lack of diplomacy about the land of song.
"The first time I went to Wales I thought I landed in a land of Hobbits," he quipped.
"I went there and everybody was really small, and the houses were small and the writing was backwards."
However he was more complimentary about his missus and her family.
"Her dad helped me park and I liked him immediately - I think we’re the same age!
"Hayley has definitely changed my life for the better. And she makes me appreciate life even more. She's 'it'."
The 61-year-old star later attempted to backtrack over his comments on social media.
He tweeted: "What she didn't say is how much I love Wales !!! And the rugby and Swansea and Twin Town and Mwmbwls !!! And TOM And Katherine Jenkins !"
And the TV show also sees The Hoff give a touching insight on his connection with Hayley.
"She definitely has a mind of her own," he testified.
"Everybody I've ever dated has wanted to Google themselves, or have me pay and wants a big, impressive life but she's not like that. I think that's why I fell in love with her."
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